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California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 4046

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • May 23

    What To Consider About Kids and Finances After Divorce

    What To Consider About Kids and Finances After Divorce
    There are many people who go all numb when their divorce proceeding is underway. The reason for such an emotional state is because it could be too much to go through all sorts of chaos and painful feelings as the harsh reality is there for…
  • May 17

    How To Increase Visitation in Custody Case

    How To Increase Visitation in Custody Case
    Divorces can be hard for some parents especially when kids are involved. It becomes even more hard when the affected parent is the non-custodial parent. Staying away from the children can be mentally and physically daunting. Every parent…
  • May 15

    Can A Person Date While A Divorce Is Going On?

    Can A Person Date While A Divorce Is Going On?
    Many couples often wonder whether they can date someone else while their divorce proceeding is still going on or not. This is quite an interesting question. As per the law, there is no reason why a person should not be able to start dating…
Rank this Week: 1855

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 2869

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Cannabis Businesses Could be the Next Great American Industry

    Cannabis Businesses Could be the Next Great American Industry
    Los Angeles marijuana business attorneys have helped cannabis businesses throughout California to build thriving, profitable companies in the decades since the state began permitting cannabis sales. Now, the cannabis industry is growing…
  • May 21

    Studies Show Cannabis Compound Can Halve Seizures in Epileptic Patient

    Studies Show Cannabis Compound Can Halve Seizures in Epileptic Patient
    Evidence continues to mount demonstrating the many health benefits of cannabis and cannabis compounds. According to Medical News Today, researchers from Ohio State University recently conducted a study on the impact of a daily dose of…
  • May 19

    More Law Firms are Jumping Into the Cannabis Industry

    More Law Firms are Jumping Into the Cannabis Industry
    The cannabis industry is growing and lawyers and law firms are taking notice. The Chicago Tribune reported recently on the rapid rise in the number of legal professionals who are promising marijuana businesses they can help them navigate…
Rank this Week: 4879

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Major Overview of California Stem Cell Upcoming This Afternoon

    Major Overview of California Stem Cell Upcoming This Afternoon
    Look for a major overview of the $3 billion California stem cell agency later today on Capitol Weekly, a well-respected online news and information service that focuses on state government and politics.The piece was written by yours truly on…
  • May 22

    California Stem Cell Agency Has Opportunity for 'All-in" Executive Assistant

    California Stem Cell Agency Has Opportunity for 'All-in" Executive Assistant
    Looking for a great job with a $3 billion operation headquartered in downtown Oakland? You will be able to share in the progress of one of the hottest biomedical fields in the country and perhaps help save some lives.The job is executive…
  • May 18

    Bones, Stem Cells and Bridging the Gap

    Bones, Stem Cells and Bridging the Gap
    California's $3 billion stem cell research effort chalked up a small score yesterday with the announcement that a $5.2 million investment is making progress towards development of a therapy to regenerate broken bones. Writing on the the…
Rank this Week: 1333

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • May 23

    Officers Of Foreign Corporations And The California Court

    Officers Of Foreign Corporations And The California Court
    Yesterday’s post concerned Section 2116 of the California Corporations Code.  Courts sometimes describe Section 2116 as codifying the internal affairs doctrine.  See, e.g., Vaughn v. LJ Internat., Inc., 174 Cal. App.…
  • May 22

    Enforceability Of Exclusive Forum Bylaw May Hinge On The Meaning Of “May”

    Enforceability Of Exclusive Forum Bylaw May Hinge On The Meaning Of “May”
    No California appellate court has yet addressed the validity of forum selection bylaws in a published decision.  When the question comes before a California appellate court, the outcome may turn on the meaning of “may” in…
  • May 19

    More On Revlon Duties In California

    More On Revlon Duties In California
    Following yesterday’s post concerning the status of Revlon duties in California, I received a note from Suzanne Weakley, an attorney at the California Continuing Education of the BAR (aka the CEB).  For those readers not…
Rank this Week: 4801

GREENberg bLAWg

GREENberg bLAWg

Covers environmental law, climate change, and clean technology. By Greenberg Glusker.

http://environmentallawblog.greenbergglusker.com/
  • May 22

    Superior Court Invalidates Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard

    Superior Court Invalidates Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard
    Earlier this month, Judge Christopher E. Krueger of the Sacramento Superior Court issued an order invalidating the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for hexavalent chromium. The California Department of Public Health (“DPH”)…
  • Apr 13

    RCRA Update: New Hazardous Waste Generator Rule Goes Into Effect in May 2017

    RCRA Update: New Hazardous Waste Generator Rule Goes Into Effect in May 2017
    EPA’s final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (“Rule”), which goes into effect on May 30, 2017, contains approximately 60 revisions to the hazardous waste generator regulatory program. The revisions focus on…
  • Sep 28

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund

    Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund
    Last week, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced that it permanently banned 100 of Shell Oil Company’s underground storage tank (UST) claims from the California UST Cleanup Fund (Fund) for…
Rank this Week: 3162

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Is It Important to Execute an Advance Health Care Directive?

    Is It Important to Execute an Advance Health Care Directive?
    Clearly there is a financial component that lies at the core of your estate planning efforts, but this is not the only thing to take into consideration. If you want to be comprehensively prepared for the future it is important...
  • May 17

    The Costs of Dementia: For the Patient and the Family

    The Costs of Dementia: For the Patient and the Family
    A recent report from the Alzheimer's Association states that one in nine Americans age 65 or older currently have Alzheimer's. With the baby boomer generation aging and people living longer, that number may nearly triple by 2050. Alzheimer's,…
  • May 16

    Who Can Benefit from Estate Planning?

    Who Can Benefit from Estate Planning?
    You may wonder if estate planning is right for you. Is it necessary, even if you don't have millions of dollars and a lot of property to leave to your loved ones? No matter how much you have to give...
Rank this Week: 2363

Food Safety and Risk Management

Food Safety and Risk Management

Covers food safety and food liability issues, such as minimizing the risk of and responding to food recalls. By Steven A. Kronenberg.

http://foodlawblog.com/
  • May 22

    Nacho cheese sauce blamed for botulism food poisoning cases in Sacramento

    Nacho cheese sauce blamed for botulism food poisoning cases in Sacramento
    CNN is reporting an outbreak of botulism food poisoning allegedly caused by nacho cheese from a convenience store.
  • Sep 13

    Real Food/Fake Food

    Real Food/Fake Food
    I’m honored to be quoted in Larry Olmsted’s New York Times bestseller, Real Food Fake Food. Food fraud is a recurring and pervasive problem in many industries – seafood, olive oil, wine, honey, and many more; even rice. Why…
  • Aug 23

    Legislators Question Epi-Pen Price Spike

    Legislators Question Epi-Pen Price Spike
    Image Credits: Mylan (R), New York Times Following up on my posting about why Epi-Pen prices have increased 5-6X in 12 years, the New York Times reports that a bipartisan group of legislators is questioning the basis for these price spikes.…
Rank this Week: 3339

CVN Legal News

CVN Legal News

Provides news stories, analysis, and video clips on major state-law, civil trials throughout the nation.

http://www.cvn.com/news
Rank this Week: 2208

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news and laws. By Jacob J. Sapochnick.

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    E-2 Visas for Franchisee

    E-2 Visas for Franchisee
    In this video attorney Jacob Sapochnick discusses the E-2 visa option for franchisees with Sheila Purim the co-founder of Franchise Wizard, a consulting service that helps entrepreneurs connect with franchisors. The E-2 treaty investor visa…
  • May 15

    Obtaining the 212(d)(3) Waiver to Overcome Inadmissability

    Obtaining the 212(d)(3) Waiver to Overcome Inadmissability
    In this video attorney Jacob Sapochnick discusses the non-immigrant visa waiver process for individuals who are ineligible to obtain a non-immigrant visa (such as a tourist visa or work visa) due to previous immigration violations such as an…
  • May 1

    The Consequences of Overstaying the Visa Waiver Program: A Case Study

    The Consequences of Overstaying the Visa Waiver Program: A Case Study
    In this video, attorney Jacob Sapochnick explains the potential problems that may arise when an immigrant who has overstayed the Visa Waiver Program later applies for adjustment of status based on their marriage to a US citizen. In this case…
Rank this Week: 5181

California Employment Law

California Employment Law

Covers issues that affect California employers. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://californiaemploymentlaw.foxrothschild.com
  • May 22

    CA Required Onboarding Materials Get A Makeover

    CA Required Onboarding Materials Get A Makeover
    California employers are required to provide employees with several documents upon hire.  But not all CA employers do.  I was working with a retail boutique chain last week and when I provided them the list of required onboarding…
  • May 12

    National Survey on Restrictive Covenant

    National Survey on Restrictive Covenant
    Employers doing business in California should know that the state takes a dim view of restrictive covenants. But what about the other 49 states? You can find the answer to that question in Fox Rothschild LLP’s newly updated National…
  • May 11

    California Employers Get Some Clarity on “Day of Rest” Requirement

    California Employers Get Some Clarity on “Day of Rest” Requirement
    Earlier this week, in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, the California Supreme Court clarified some ambiguous issues involving requirements under the California Labor Code involving when a “day of rest” must be provided to employees. The…
Rank this Week: 1954

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

By the Bankruptcy Group.

http://thebklawoffice.com/blog/
  • May 22

    The Types of Bankruptcy in California: Chapter 7, 11, and 13

    The Types of Bankruptcy in California: Chapter 7, 11, and 13
    Several bankruptcy options may be available to debtors in California. Depending on your disposable income and your reasons for declaring bankruptcy, it may make the most financial sense to file Chapter 7, Chapter 13, or in rare cases, Chapter…
  • May 16

    Can You File Chapter 7 on Back Taxes in California?

    Can You File Chapter 7 on Back Taxes in California?
    It’s that time of year again: tax season. While the 2017 tax filing deadline has already passed, thousands of Californians who applied for extensions are still sorting through their financial paperwork. Some of them – perhaps…
  • May 11

    Can I File for Bankruptcy in California without an Attorney?

    Can I File for Bankruptcy in California without an Attorney?
    There is nothing in state or federal law that prohibits a California resident from filing for bankruptcy without an attorney, which is called “filing pro se” (“for oneself”). However, declaring bankruptcy without a…
Rank this Week: 2036

California Criminal Defense and…

California Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law Blog

By the Law Offices of Bamieh & Erickson, PLC.

http://www.bamieherickson.com/blog/
  • May 22

    What is the Statute of Limitations for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in California?

    What is the Statute of Limitations for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in California?
    If you are considering taking legal action against a negligent doctor, nurse, surgeon, or other healthcare professional, it is critically important that you are aware of the time limit to file a malpractice lawsuit. Ventura medical…
  • May 11

    How Long Do You Have to Report an Accident to Your Insurance Company in California?

    How Long Do You Have to Report an Accident to Your Insurance Company in California?
    The California Highway Patrol reported that more than 223,000 people were injured in California car accidents during 2013 alone. With statistics like these, it’s important to make sure you are prepared in the event that you or a loved…
  • May 9

    When is Drug Possession a Felony in California?

    When is Drug Possession a Felony in California?
    Drug possession is generally charged as a misdemeanor in California. However, there are certain situations where alleged possession of controlled substances can lead to felony charges. If you or one of your family members was arrested and…
Rank this Week: 2044

California Personal Injury…

California Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Information on tort law in California. By Glotzer & Sweat LLP.

http://www.victimslawyer.com/attorneyblog/
  • May 22

    Femur Fractures After Motor Vehicle Accident

    Femur Fractures After Motor Vehicle Accident
    Femur fractures after motor vehicle accidents can be one of the most painful types of injuries that you might suffer after a crash or wreck of a motorcycle or after being hit as a pedestrian by an automobile. If your femur is fractured in an…
  • May 9

    Does motorcycle safety gear really reduce injury and death from a crash?

    Does motorcycle safety gear really reduce injury and death from a crash?
    Does motorcycle safety gear really reduce injury and death from a crash? Motorcyclists have a much greater risk of being seriously injured or killed when they are involved in accidents. According to the Insurance Information Institute,…
  • Apr 27

    Financial Elder Abuse Lawyer Los Angele

    Financial Elder Abuse Lawyer Los Angele
    As a financial elder abuse lawyer in Los Angeles, I know that California’s elderly population has been rapidly increasing in the last three decades. People age 65 and older are the fastest-growing segment of California’s…
Rank this Week: 2301

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • May 22

    Avoid These Mistakes When Filing FBAR

    Avoid These Mistakes When Filing FBAR
    Some taxpayers are not aware of the requirement that they file a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) if the value of their foreign financial accounts exceeds $10,000 at any time during the year. Even taxpayers who are aware of their obligation…
  • May 19

    What is Reasonable Cause for Failure to File an FBAR?

    What is Reasonable Cause for Failure to File an FBAR?
    The IRS has the authority to impose civil and criminal penalties for the failure to file Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBARs), but it is has the authority to impose lesser penalties, or none at all, in certain cases. If there is a reasonable…
  • May 17

    IRS “Substance Over Form” Argument Fail

    IRS “Substance Over Form” Argument Fail
    The Sixth Circuit reversed a Tax Court decision and denied the IRS’s “substance over form” argument by allowing a clever tax reduction technique that was legal under the letter of the law. In Summa Holdings v. Commissioner,…
Rank this Week: 1391

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 2219

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • May 22

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce
    When dealing with a family home that’s entirely or substantially part of the parties’ community property, the facts of the situation will lead to taking one of the following five approaches in the divorce agreement. Interspousal…
  • May 19

    When Your Gut Says Not to Take a Case

    When Your Gut Says Not to Take a Case
    You know how you get a “gut feeling” against someone or a situation? This can definitely happen in your law practice. It may be that your personal observations, discussions, or other interactions with a prospective client will…
  • May 17

    3 Ways to Prove Former Testimony at Trial

    3 Ways to Prove Former Testimony at Trial
    There are times you want to offer former testimony against a party to a former proceeding or against a party at the current trial who wasn’t a party to the former proceeding. There’s a hearsay exception for that, and here’s…
Rank this Week: 3042

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • May 22

    Hidden Dangers In Tapping The Reverse Mortgage Piggybank

    Hidden Dangers In Tapping The Reverse Mortgage Piggybank
    Actor Fred Thompson used to appear on my Sunday morning news program every week touting the benefits of a “government insured”,  safe, reverse mortgage. Get the money you deserve to live the good life, he urged. I’m…
  • May 19

    California’s Good Deed: Passing Real Property At Death

    California’s Good Deed: Passing Real Property At Death
    The horror stories about do-it-yourself estate planning are both plentiful and tragic. Between the fear of probate and the fear of legal fees, inventive people invent inexpensive strategies for passing property to the next generation. Adding…
  • May 15

    After Bankruptcy You Are Entitled To Credit Reporting On Your Mortgage

    After Bankruptcy You Are Entitled To Credit Reporting On Your Mortgage
      You’ve finished your Chapter 13 and emerged from bankruptcy with your home loan current. But your credit report is a blank page on your mortgage. The mortgage servicer isn’t reporting your payments to the credit…
Rank this Week: 2839

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • May 22

    True or False: A Special Counsel is the Same as A Special Prosecutor

    True or False: A Special Counsel is the Same as A Special Prosecutor
    This is false! While both terms basically refer to a person tasked with investigating legal breaches amid conflicts of interest in the government, different laws govern their appointment and operation. On May 17, 2017, acting Attorney General…
  • May 17

    15 Tech-based Legal Disruptors Changing the Field of Law

    15 Tech-based Legal Disruptors Changing the Field of Law
    Moore’s Law states the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years. While the concept is a familiar one to those working in the semiconductor industry, it can also be applied to those who practice…
  • May 12

    Fact or Fiction: In Washington D.C., It Is Legal to Record Private Conversations Without the Consent of All Participants.

    Fact or Fiction: In Washington D.C., It Is Legal to Record Private Conversations Without the Consent of All Participants.
    Incredibly, this is a fact! The District of Columbia has a “one-party consent” wiretapping law.  This means that in our nation’s capital, it is not a crime to record a phone call or conversation as long as at least…
Rank this Week: 4082

Questions & Answers About Arrest &…

Questions & Answers About Arrest & Criminal Proceedings

Answers common questions regarding California criminal proceedings. By Graham Donath.

http://gddlaw.com/questions-answers/
  • May 22

    CA HS 11378: Explaining Prosecution Arguments & Best Defense

    CA HS 11378: Explaining Prosecution Arguments & Best Defense
    California Health and Safety Code 11378 HS makes it illegal to possess methamphetamine for the purpose of selling or distributing it to others. Convictions under this law result in felony charges, up to three years in jail, and fines of up to…
  • May 15

    CA Health & Safety Codes 11378 and 11377

    CA Health & Safety Codes 11378 and 11377
    California has several laws regarding the sale and possession of illicit substances. There are two health and safety codes that relate to methamphetamine in particular: 11378 HS and 11377 HS. These two codes break down what is illegal in the…
  • Apr 26

    1 in 3 Defendants in San Diego Not Convicted

    1 in 3 Defendants in San Diego Not Convicted
    San Diego County has displayed some interesting trends in conviction and acquittal rates for criminal cases over the past few years. According to an internal District Attorney’s Office analysis of trial results for recent years, the…
Rank this Week: 2544

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • May 21

    An example of how a court deals with contrary precedents in making a decision.

    An example of how a court deals with contrary precedents in making a decision.
    It has been a while since I have blogged. My apologies. Between executive orders and all the other shenanigans (if high crimes and misdemeanors are shenanigans), I have been distracted. Having not been to a demonstration since I was 16 years…
  • Jan 29

    It sure is difficult to represent someone detained in San Diego.

    It sure is difficult to represent someone detained in San Diego.
    On Friday afternoon, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order barring citizens of Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen, who are not also United States citizens, from entering the United States, initially for 90 days. People…
  • Jan 2

    The USCIS fee increase inanity

    The USCIS fee increase inanity
    USCIS ushered out the old year and welcomed the new in some bizarre moves regarding fees and forms. At the end of October, USCIS announced that fees would go up on December 23, 2016.  The announcement indicated that the fee applied to…
Rank this Week: 4662

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • May 21

    Tesla Accused of Racial Discrimination

    Tesla Accused of Racial Discrimination
    A lawsuit has been filed against Tesla by an African-American who spent two years working on the assembly line. The worker claims in the lawsuit he experienced harassment on an ongoing basis for months on the basis of his race. Orange…
  • May 18

    Nike Sued for Wage and Hour Violations in California

    Nike Sued for Wage and Hour Violations in California
    Nike is being sued for violating wage and hour laws within the state of California. The case was filed as a putative class complaint. Many Nike employees could become part of the class action claim against the company for failing to pay…
  • May 15

    A Look at Factory Worker Conditions in LA

    A Look at Factory Worker Conditions in LA
    We often hear about the working conditions for factory workers in countries like China where those making cellphones for American consumers live in company dorms that allegedly have nets over the building to prevent workers from jumping out…
Rank this Week: 2758

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog

Covers divorce, spousal support and property division in California. By the Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC.

http://www.sandiegodivorceattorneysblog.com/
  • May 21

    Divorce Insurance

    Divorce Insurance
    A new product has just come on the market that may have piqued your interest if you are going through a divorce: Divorce Insurance. That’s right, you read correctly, divorce insurance actually exists! A man named Richard Zizian, a legal…
  • May 18

    Spice Girls Divorce and the Effect of Domestic Violence on Spousal Support

    Spice Girls Divorce and the Effect of Domestic Violence on Spousal Support
    Yes, even Spice Girls get divorced just like any one of us. In March 2017, former Spice Girl Mel B, perhaps better known as “Scary Spice” or as a current judge on America’s Got Talent, filed for divorce from her husband of…
  • May 15

    New Procedures with Imaged Case

    New Procedures with Imaged Case
    On August 24, 2015, the San Diego Superior Court began an Imaging Program in the Family Court designed to reduce paper filings and storage and facilitate electronic access to Family Court files. There have been questions relating to how…
Rank this Week: 3415

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • May 20

    Quick Look: Speedy Executions, Fewer Exoneration

    Quick Look: Speedy Executions, Fewer Exoneration
    Jennifer Thompson writes about a bill to speed up appeals. The original version of the bill, it appears, would have meant speedy executions, with fewer exonerations. Jennifer points out that this is a problem.  As Anthony Ray Hinton…
  • May 17

    Their Wildest Dream

    Their Wildest Dream
    A gentleman in Elk River, Minnesota, worries about the money spent on cops, and their wildest dreams. While the money issue concerns me, this post is about cops’ wildest dreams. I focus on this because money is one thing, but the…
  • May 15

    The Sense of Outrage

    The Sense of Outrage
    Thanks to Scott Greenfield,[1] I found a new blog today. The subject appears to be the intersection of law, warfare, and national security, and the blog—if you can call it that; it’s more of an ezine—is named Lawfare. The…
Rank this Week: 4595

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • May 20

    AAPIP2017: The Legal Aspects of Philanthropic & Nonprofit Advocacy in the Trump Era

    AAPIP2017: The Legal Aspects of Philanthropic & Nonprofit Advocacy in the Trump Era
    The Asian Americans-Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) 2017 National Network Convening and Annual Meeting – May 19-20 I’m honored to be participating at the Convening. Hope to see you there! The Legal Aspects of…
  • May 19

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/19/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/19/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: A memo written by former FBI director, James B. Comey indicated that President Trump asked Comey “to…
  • May 18

    Nonprofit Radio: Shared Leadership Option

    Nonprofit Radio: Shared Leadership Option
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET talking with host Tony Martignetti about shared leadership models. Catch us live on Talking Alternative or a few days later…
Rank this Week: 1223

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
  • May 19

    Mileage reimbursement issues under California law

    Mileage reimbursement issues under California law
    Expense reimbursement may seem like a small issue in comparison with the other areas of liability facing California employers, but the exposure for not appropriately reimbursing employees can be substantial. In Gattuso v. Harte-Hanks…
  • May 12

    Employment practices audit: five areas to review

    Employment practices audit: five areas to review
    Happy Friday!  This Friday’s Five covers five areas that employers can start with in conducting an employment practices audit.  Coming up on the mid-point of the year, it is a good time to conduct an employment law practices…
  • May 5

    House passes the “Working Family Flexibility Act” – what California employers need to understand

    House passes the “Working Family Flexibility Act” – what California employers need to understand
    This Friday’s Five comes on Cinco de Mayo – how appropriate.  The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Working Family Flexibility Act, now it is being considered by the Senate.  President Trump has indicated that he…
Rank this Week: 4598

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, prescription medication misuse and bedsores. By Walton Law, A.P.C.

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • May 19

    Important Ways You Can Help Stop Elder Abuse

    Important Ways You Can Help Stop Elder Abuse
    Elder abuse has been called an epidemic and is viewed by many as a national crisis, for good reason. As many as five million elders in the United States are abused, neglected, or exploited each year and 90% of these cases are perpetrated by…
  • May 19

    Helpful Tips to Selecting a Nursing Home for Your Loved One

    Helpful Tips to Selecting a Nursing Home for Your Loved One
    As a nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer, one of the most common questions is, “how do I choose the right nursing home for my loved one?” Unfortunately, there is rarely an easy answer to this question. However, there are some…
  • May 4

    How Medication Errors Occur in Nursing Home

    How Medication Errors Occur in Nursing Home
    Elder abuse in any form is strictly prohibited by California law. In addition to physical abuse and neglect, medication errors in nursing homes are considered a form of elder abuse. Unfortunately, due to insufficient staffing in many…
Rank this Week: 3145

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1406

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Immigration Visa Attorney Blog

Covers immigration law, including topics associated with family and employment visas, citizenship, and entry and exit issues. By Fong & Aquino.

http://www.immigrationvisaattorneyblog.com/
  • May 19

    On my naturalization application, I forgot to mention that time I went 60 in a 55

    On my naturalization application, I forgot to mention that time I went 60 in a 55
    The immigration lawyers at Fong & Aquino LLP have handled many applications for naturalization for our clients in the Los Angeles area as well as the Coachella Valley area. I have always chuckled about Question # 22:  “Have you…
  • May 11

    Trump’s immigration plans (beyond the wall)

    Trump’s immigration plans (beyond the wall)
    Within his first 100 days in office, President Trump has signed more executive orders than his three most recent predecessors.  For immigrants, the executive order that should cause the highest level of concern was signed on January 25,…
  • Oct 17

    Many DACA Cases Running Late

    Many DACA Cases Running Late
      The law office of Fong & Aquino has noticed that many Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewals are taking a very long time.  Cases in Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs are taking over six months.  We…
Rank this Week: 4066

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

San Mateo Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law and workers' compensation. By Law Offices of Galine, Frye & Fitting.

http://www.sanmateoinjurylawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 2196

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1805

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • May 19

    How do you Treat Leases in Bankruptcy?

    How do you Treat Leases in Bankruptcy?
    A commercial landlord is confronted with a number of issues when a tenant files bankruptcy. When a tenant files bankruptcy with an unexpired lease, the debtor tenant is given the option to “assume” or “reject” the…
  • May 12

    Venture Capital Financing – Is it Right for my Startup Business?

    Venture Capital Financing – Is it Right for my Startup Business?
    Venture capital financing can be an extremely important asset to startups that do not have access to other types of traditional business financing, such as bank loans or the public markets. There can be many benefits to venture capital…
  • May 5

    What is the Importance of Letters of Intent in an M&A Negotiation?

    What is the Importance of Letters of Intent in an M&A Negotiation?
    Corporate merger and acquisitions are highly technical transactions with a lot at stake for all parties involved. It can take thousands of hours of dedicated work to finalize this type of deal and the last thing you want is to commit time,…
Rank this Week: 3189

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • May 19

    Positive Drug Test Results Hit 12-Year “High”

    Positive Drug Test Results Hit 12-Year “High”
    American workers tested positive for illicit drugs at the highest rate in 12 years, according to an analysis of more than ten million workforce drug test results released by Quest Diagnostics, a large nationwide drug testing lab. More than…
  • May 17

    Summer Hiring on the Rise: A Look Back at Unusual Summer Job

    Summer Hiring on the Rise: A Look Back at Unusual Summer Job
    During summer months, when school is not in session, employers often add to their workforce. This may be especially true in cities with a lot of summer tourism. Companies are increasing their summer hiring compared to last year, according to…
  • May 15

    New Federal Log 300 Rules Don’t Yet Apply in California; Change Coming

    New Federal Log 300 Rules Don’t Yet Apply in California; Change Coming
    In 2016, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (federal OSHA) issued a final rule relating to the tracking and reporting of workplace injuries. The final rule requires electronic submission of injury and illness data, also…
Rank this Week: 4947

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Covers asbestos and mesothelioma. By Asbestos Legal Center.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3807

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 5093

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

By Dykema. Provides news and analysis of legal issues affecting the financial services industry.

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2070

Southern California Nursing Home…

Southern California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    Alzheimer’s Study Could Prevent Nursing Home Abuse in San Marco

    Alzheimer’s Study Could Prevent Nursing Home Abuse in San Marco
    While its effects may not be noticeable for years down the road, a new Alzheimer’s study could help to prevent nursing home abuse in San Marcos and other cities throughout the country. As the Alzheimer’s Association elucidates,…
  • May 10

    Shortage of Home Health Aides in Vista

    Shortage of Home Health Aides in Vista
    If there is a shortage of home health aides in Vista and other areas of Southern California, how will such a shortage impact nursing home neglect in the state? According to a recent article in The Washington Post, there is a rising shortage…
  • May 5

    Nursing Home Neglect in Carlsbad and the Link Between Sedatives and Pneumonia

    Nursing Home Neglect in Carlsbad and the Link Between Sedatives and Pneumonia
    For anyone in Carlsbad who has an elderly loved one residing in a nearby nursing home, it can be difficult to learn about risks related to certain types of medications. In some situations, however, the use of certain drugs in nursing homes…
Rank this Week: 1404

Titles and Deeds

Titles and Deeds

Covers real estate and property law. By Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

https://www.titlesanddeeds.com/
  • May 18

    Defining “Projects” in a California Real Estate Partnership Agreement

    Defining “Projects” in a California Real Estate Partnership Agreement
    Author: Staff In a recent unpublished California appellate decision, the plaintiff appealed after a bench trial was conducted on his complaint for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. The case arose when one of the defendants,…
  • May 14

    Valuing Interests in a Sham Real Estate Partnership

    Valuing Interests in a Sham Real Estate Partnership
    Author: Staff In a recent California appellate decision titled Ito v. Ito, the appellate court considered how to value two brothers’ respective interests in real estate they’d bought and sold. One of the brothers, a…
  • May 10

    The Golden Rule of Real Estate Investing: How Long Must Property Be Investment Property To Qualify for Section 1031?

    The Golden Rule of Real Estate Investing: How Long Must Property Be Investment Property To Qualify for Section 1031?
    Author: Matthew Riley Matthew Riley is an attorney with Bona Law, primarily focused on antitrust, commercial litigation, real-estate, and federal administrative law. Does property that started off as non-qualifying (i.e.…
Rank this Week: 2080

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3391

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • May 18

    Conan O'Brien "Joke" Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Proceeds to Trial

    Conan O'Brien "Joke" Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Proceeds to Trial
    IPNews® - Late Night Television Host Conan O’Brien has been accused of stealing jokes by freelance comedy writer Robert “Alex” Kaseberg.   The jokes were posted to Kaseberg’s twitter account, and then shortly…
  • May 10

    Eminem Sues New Zealand Governing Body for Copyright Infringement

    Eminem Sues New Zealand Governing Body for Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - Detroit based rap star, Eminem, is suing the current ruling party of New Zeland for copyright infringement.   Eminem claims that the National Party used a backtrack in its campaign ad that is clearly a rip off of his…
  • May 2

    Faraday Bicycles Sues Faraday&Future Electric Car Company for Trademark Infringement

    Faraday Bicycles Sues Faraday&Future Electric Car Company for Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® - Faraday Bicycles is suing Faraday&Future for trademark infringement related to use of the Faraday trademark for electric vehicles. The United States Patent and Trademark Office initially denied Faraday&Future’s…
Rank this Week: 3796

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Spendthrift Clause - Carmack v. Reynold

    Spendthrift Clause - Carmack v. Reynold
    A common provision to include in a trust for a careless beneficiary is a spendthrift provision. This provision provides protection to a beneficiary's inheritance by limiting the ability of a creditor to attach their claim to a beneficiary's…
  • May 10

    Equitable Estoppel

    Equitable Estoppel
    When a litigant desires to seek legal action, timeliness is key. A party is generally obligated to seek redress within a certain period of time. This is known as the statute of limitations.For example, Code of Civil Procedure § 366.3(a)…
  • Apr 21

    Trust Accounting

    Trust Accounting
    A beneficiary is generally free to contest a trustee's accounting without fear of consequence. However, there is an exception to this rule.Probate Code § 17211(a) provides that "if a beneficiary contests the trustee's account and…
Rank this Week: 3354

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • May 18

    On sale bar applies even if offer doesn’t publicly disclose details of invention

    On sale bar applies even if offer doesn’t publicly disclose details of invention
    In Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva Pharmaceuticals (Fed. Cir. 5/1/17), the Federal Circuit held that under the America Invents Act (AIA), if the existence of the sale is public, the details of the invention need not be publicly disclosed for the…
  • Apr 25

    Detailed explanation for motivation to combine required for obviousne

    Detailed explanation for motivation to combine required for obviousne
    Summary A proper rejection on obviousness requires that the examiner show how one of ordinary skill in the art would have been motivated to combine two or more prior art references to make the claimed invention. In Personal Web Technologies…
  • Apr 18

    Bar to initiate Covered Business Method review was raised

    Bar to initiate Covered Business Method review was raised
    The threshold bar for being able to successfully petition the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to initiate the covered business method review used to be low.  See Versata.…
Rank this Week: 5059

Southern California Injury Lawyer…

Southern California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law, medical malpractice and workers' compensation. By Sharifi Firm, PLC.

http://www.southerncaliforniainjurylawyer.net/
Rank this Week: 1812

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • May 18

    Former Teacher Wins Due Process Lawsuit Against School District

    Former Teacher Wins Due Process Lawsuit Against School District
    A former teacher in Illinois has prevailed over his erstwhile employer in court. Bruce Vukadinovich sued the Hanover Community School Corp. for age discrimination, retaliation and violation of due process. Although the court rejected the…
  • May 12

    Fox News Hit With Another Discrimination and Harassment Lawsuit

    Fox News Hit With Another Discrimination and Harassment Lawsuit
    The embattled Fox News network now has another lawsuit to add to its list of legal woes. Employee Diana Falzone has filed a lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court. In her complaint, she charges her employer with discrimination on the…
  • May 5

    Must Employers Grant All ADA Accommodation Requests?

    Must Employers Grant All ADA Accommodation Requests?
    In general, most employers are happy to grant reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This does not mean that there aren’t limits to which an employer is willing to go. What’s more, employers are by no…
Rank this Week: 1578